• Federal workers groan over heavy salary cuts

    Federal workers groan over heavy salary cuts

    Federal workers last month experienced a slash in their salaries as tax, pension, and National Housing Fund (NHF), are now applied on gross salary.

    Some workers had as much as 50 per cent salrary slash, while others had only 10 per cent cut. Some workers in the information ministry, who declined to be named, told reporters that they had no fore knowledge of the salary cut until the memo came.

    In a November 30, 2016 memo, entitled: “Reduction in November 2016”

    And signed […]

  • Aviation workers halt Bristow Helicopters operations in three major cities

    Aviation workers halt Bristow Helicopters operations in three major cities

    Aviation workers staged a protest march yesterday that grounded operations of Bristow Helicopters, a private helicopter transport firm in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Eket.

    The employees, under the aegis of National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), barricaded offices of the airline in the three cities in protest of welfare and alleged plan to sack more workers.

    In a swift reaction, the management blamed the development on the poor run of business in the oil and gas sector.

    Recall that the company, […]

  • Dino Melaye asks governors to pay up workers salary arrears, claims FG gave them $4 billion

    Dino Melaye asks governors to pay up workers salary arrears, claims FG gave them $4 billion

    The controversial  Chairman Senate Committee on FCT, Dino Melaye has mentioned Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola’s name, while charging him to pay civil servants their salaries in full both at the state and LG levels to ameliorate the suffering of the people as directed by the federal government, having received huge amounts from the Federal Government.

    Giving details on how the federal government allocated the funds to states, Melaye in a Facebook post charged governors to use the money judiciously, urging other […]

  • Kwara State Uncovers 8,863 Ghost Workers

    Kwara State Uncovers 8,863 Ghost Workers

    Kwara State Personnel Database Development committee says it has uncovered a total of 8,863 suspected ghost personnel on the payroll of both the state and local governments.

    The alternate Chairman of the Committee, Alhaji Isiaka Gold, made this disclosure on Monday while submitting the Committee’s report to the State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed at the Government House, Ilorin.

    He said the 8, 863 personnel could not be verified in the just concluded staff biometric verification exercise, noting that the development could potentially […]

  • How UMTH director, accountant diverted N148m to ghost workers – witness tells court

    How UMTH director, accountant diverted N148m to ghost workers – witness tells court

    A Prosecution witness in the trial of Mahmud Deji Sambo and Bukar Musti, both former staff of the Department of Finance and Accounts, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), has told Justice M. T. Salihu of the Federal High Court sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State, that the accused persons diverted N148 million from the coffers of UMTH using names of non-existent workers as conduit pipes.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are prosecuting Sambo and Musti, who are former Assistant […]

  • How NAHCO workers connived in narcotic export attempt – NDLEA reveals

    How NAHCO workers connived in narcotic export attempt – NDLEA reveals

    National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has revealed how staffers of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) allegedly conspired with suspected drug traffickers in a botched attempt to export 144kgs of ephedrine to Maputo, Mozambique.

    Narcotics are illegal or banned addictive drugs that affect mood or behaviour.

    NDLEA, in its preliminary investigation, alleged that the NAHCO officials, in charge of cargo safety and security at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja, swapped already screened consignments with similar packages that contained narcotics.

    At […]

  • Jigawa Government spends N60.8 billion on workers salary and wages

    Jigawa Government spends N60.8 billion on workers salary and wages

    It was gathered that the Jigawa state government has spent over N60.8 billion on salaries and wages of its 61, 000 staff in the payroll of the three arms of the state government.

    This was disclosed by the state’s Head of Civil Servant (HoS), Alhaji Inuwa Tahir on Thursday while speaking to newsmen in reactions to an online media report which says the state (Jigawa) is among the states that could not pay workers salaries.

    Tahir said: “The state government is not […]

  • Jigawa government denies owing workers salaries

    Jigawa government denies owing workers salaries

    Jigawa Government on Wednesday refuted online media report that it was among states owing backlog of salaries of civil servants.

    Fielding questions from newsmen in Dutse, the state’s Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Muhammad Tahir, said no civil servant was owed salaries since the inception of the government.

    Tahir explained that at a critical time when most states could not pay salaries, Jigawa was among very few that paid entitlements of its workers as at when due.

    “The report is unacceptable and it […]

  • We won’t sack workers – Obaseki assures

    We won’t sack workers – Obaseki assures

    Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Monday sworn-in Mr. Osarodion Ogie as the new Secretary to the State Government.

    Obaseki, while administering the oath of office, said both he and Ogie had been an integral part of the Edo Project, which they started together nine years ago.

    The governor disclosed that his administration would place more emphasis on governance and would work closely with the Permanent Secretaries in the next six weeks to cut down cost of governance.

    Obaseki said that the state […]

  • Compulsory leave order not meant to sack workers – Aregbesola

    Compulsory leave order not meant to sack workers – Aregbesola

    According to reports, the Osun State government has debunked rumours that the current administration has concluded plans to tactically retrench workers through compulsory leave order given recently.

    According to a statement, the government said the order was necessary in view of the constitutional rights of every worker to benefit from leave yearly as enshrined in the civil service rules.

    Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who debunked the rumour at the commissioning of a new secretariat complex of Iwo East Local Council Development Area (LCDA) […]

  • FUNAAB threatens to sack striking NASU workers

    FUNAAB threatens to sack striking NASU workers

    It was gathered that the Governing Council of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has ordered the institution’s striking workers to resume work today (Monday) or risk being sacked.

    A circular issued last Friday by the institution’s registrar urged the striking workers to report to duty today in their own interest.

    The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the institution had been on strike for about six weeks now over a disagreement with the management concerning a petition written to the Economic […]